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  1. Why shoot film if your movie is set to premiere on HBO anyway? And at the cost of TWO shooting days...?

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    2. sbbn


      That I wouldn't dispute - no matter what the budget, it should be spent wisely. I'm not convinced film is wisely spent.

    3. adlocke


      this is interesting. i heard in an interview with producer joel silver that effects shot cost $80,000, say for speed racer. multiply that by 2,000 fx shots and there's your budget. the numbers sound a little fuzzy but it gives you an idea how money will just explode from the studios when working on the bigger ones.

    4. jtthieme


      The film vs. digital debate is all just a manufactured throughline for the show. There is a difference between the two, but it's isn't something Jason hasn't dealt with before. He had the same issue with his short (that got him into the finals) and there, he shot... DIGITAL... to save money. The whole eFilm / Fotokem grading sessions story beats are nonsense to add drama. He's already clearly aware of the tradeoffs of each choice.

  2. I'd love to know how many recent "sales" are actually options and not what they claim...

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    2. Jaco


      funforall - there is a discussion about those posts two below from this one.

    3. bladebeam1


      Ah, thank you, Rob.


    4. CastorTroy16
  3. wait a sec... Dimension dumped AFTERSHOCK on 110 screens? seriously?

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    2. sbbn


      In fairness they don't make these decisions in a vacuum - there is a lot of tracking that goes into it and sometimes the tracking is off but more times than not it isn't (even if a film does better or worse than expected it is still consistent with whether the numbers show the movie will do well or poorly). Of course there are always exceptions... Shawshank.

    3. CastorTroy16


      My horror slate this past weekend was Aftershock, Maniac remake, Lords of Salem. Two Bs and an F. Oh, and rewatching Friday the 13th Part 2 - D-

    4. sankofa


      fiction: I watch quite a bit of horror and Aftershock was shitty. period.

  4. Jon Hamm as the next Batman, please

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    2. ... who are those guys?

      ... who are those guys?

      I know, Frobisher. I know.

    3. specwriter


      They're both lying about their ages. There's no way Fassbender is only 35 and Hamm only 42, IMHO.

    4. Galleria.Pictures


      Bring back nipples (Clooney)

  5. subtitles for SALT 2? Salty-er? The Saltening?

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    2. tonka


      "an M Night Shyamalan film"

    3. boynotorious


      Salt 2: Pepper Time

    4. Cyber Hater

      Cyber Hater

      Seasoning Salt

  6. So in the new STAR WARS trailer, why does Luke say "My father HAS it..." implying Vader is still alive?

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    2. benskelly2


      Exactly. Amazing how many Star Wars freaks didnt pick that up right away. This is why he sounds so young.

    3. axalon


      It's not repurposed, he emphasizes "sister" more in RoTJ than he does here. And he adds in the "you have that power" at the end now.


      He probably sounds so young because Hamill is an accomplished voice actor.

    4. David Fakrikian

      David Fakrikian

      He re-recorded the dialogue

  7. So now Robin Hood is the latest competing project/spec craze? Again...

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    2. Jaco


      Maybe there will be a "what happens after the story ends" craze. Bodes well for my new spec - CINDERELLA: BIBBIDI-BOBBIDI-SHUT YOUR MOUTH I WANT A F*CKING DIVORCE!

    3. admin


      Two more I'm hearing are being prepped for the next few weeks. Can't stop - won't stop!

    4. Escapist


      seriously? man, glad I didn't touch that one...

  8. so will the new trend be to put "American" in the title of every spec going out?

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    2. Escapist


      I was going to go with "American Spec Script"

    3. opie100
    4. agkinowerken


      American Surprise Indie Hit Released Outside Traditonal Oscar-bait Season

  9. how has the SyFy Channel not made a movie called CARMAGEDDON? seems impossible...

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    2. AliM


      If Michael Bay ever did an adaptation of Orwell's 'Animal Farm', he'd call it FARMAGEDDON.


      That is all.

    3. specwriter


      It would have as much substance as the real thing, i.e., none.

    4. elevenbulls


      If only Carmageddon could battle Dinocroc...

  10. So KRAMPUS is rated PG-13... I'm thinking that had something to do with the R-rated CRIMSON PEAK failing and the PG GOOSEBUMPS doing pretty well...

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    2. nazardo


      I'm not a fan of PG13 (esp. for horror) but there are plenty of great PG13 movies. It comes down to story and, yeah, Goosebumps is the household name. Movies need to be what they are and hopefully find their audience. A PG13 Crimson Peak probably wouldn't work any better than an R-rated Goosebumps.

    3. RobertCornero


      Wasn't Crimson Peak poorly advertised? Kind of the way Bicentennial Man was. Its marketed as a horror, when really, it's not, from what I've heard.

    4. Lonestarr


      First THE FINAL GIRLS and now this. Weak.

  11. my short got picked to air on Aint it Cool News this week. http://www.aintitcool.com/node/59331

  12. about to pitch CHUTES AND LADDERS as a buddy cop movie. let the bidding war commence!

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    2. mebishop2001


      CHUTES is a dedicated family man. LADDERS is a rogue burn-out who's good with the ladies. Together, they are... CHUTES AND LADDERS

    3. twofingeredtypist


      This game is called Snakes and Ladders in my neck of the globe...

    4. benskelly2


      There's no way it's better than my Jackie Chan/Adam Sandler project CHINESE CHECKERS!

  13. young writer i know is seeking a room to rent... if anyone knows of one, please contact me ASAP.

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    2. Elliott79


      ... and carry a perfectly innocent package back through customs at the end of the stay.

    3. specwriter


      If he's okay with living in the Beach Cities area (Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo, El Segundo) then I know a filmmaker/actor guy who's new to town looking for a roommate (but doesn't have a place yet). PM me.

    4. aphid47


      Since Walt sent Mike on a vacation to Bolivia, I would probably avoid that country.

  14. man, what happened to the spec market?

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    2. Escapist


      They're not buying right now, apparently -- but something will probably POP next week and re-spark it all... still, not encouraging.

    3. Coz


      Gone. They don't buy anymore. It's about optioning and pseudo one-step deals.

    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      When was it ever good? Buying decisions are so unpredictable. Write on.

  15. Wow, BLACK HAT... what happened?

    1. mebishop2001
    2. Preminger


      I bet there's a run for sniper scripts now. The Wall is probably getting fast tracked as we speak.

    3. characterARC


      "Never send a boy to do a woman's job." -- Kate Libby

  16. anyone know what ABE LINCOLN is tracking at?

    1. Galleria.Pictures


      Complete guess but I'm predicting: $150m world-wide total. No sequel but they'll announce a reboot before 2016.

    2. kristenryans


      Just upped Tracking.

    3. KeatonHelm


      I think Abe is hunting more than tracking.

  17. does anyone know the time frame on the blood list? when it's voted on, when it's released, etc?

    1. Mysterian


      The deadline for a spec to qualify is Aug 31st I believe. Not sure when the voting or list comes out though.


    2. Escapist


      so the spec has to have gone out before aug 31?

    3. Mysterian


      I think so... I believe voting starts in September. This is coming from the bloodlist twitter account.

  18. Wow... The Strain started so strong. What happened??!

    1. jtthieme


      All of its characters started functioning like pawns that serve a certain, forced narrative instead of acting and reacting like normal people.

    2. Mr Cakes
    3. jtthieme


      Well, can't un-see that.


  19. really enjoyed YOU'RE NEXT. a smart horror thriller that's a modern AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

    1. axalon


      The dark humor really was a nice touch. I can't remember the last time I laughed that hard during a horror movie.


    2. CastorTroy16


      Is the script out there?

    3. sankofa


      It was a fun movie. Why it didn't do better than it did this weekend is surprising to me...

  20. can you imagine how much Robert Downey is being paid for AVENGERS 2 and 3? and please let #3 be the CIVIL WAR story arc...

    1. tbwhite


      Can you imagine infinity as a number?

    2. Sly0712


      Infinity is a number based on your level of curiosity.

    3. sangun


      I understand Jim Toth just ordered a unicorn steak.

  21. So this GASP pitch that Par just bought... it's SEA OF LIFE with the gender reversal in the roles. So why not mention that movie?

    1. Escapist


      SEA OF LOVE - sorry!

    2. Nic.Lishko


      I mean, I had to google Sea of Love, cause it came out when I was 4...Though you've hit on something deeper, TSK: Is there room to reboot old ideas by updating them technologically speaking?

    3. lauriestark


      Yeah, that's a brilliant point! *goes to read old IMDB plot summaries*

  22. What happened to Mickey Rourke's face?!?!

    1. aphid47


      Time, lots of punches, and bad plastic surgery.

    2. GlitterKitty


      You forgot drugs, drink and possibly guilt for all the horrible stuff he's (allegedly) done to women over the years.

    3. benskelly2


      Reminds me of a saying: After 40, you get the face you deserve.

  23. anyone know when the black list hits?

    1. emilyblake


      I heard Friday, but I also heard next Monday. So I guess either Friday or Monday.

    2. dsjones


      Last two years in a row, the 12th.

    3. StringerBell


      I'm hearing Friday.

  24. i'm as melancholy as Poe himself that POE didn't go to series...

    1. aphid47


      It could have been a really fun show.

    2. Bodhi1701


      I didn't like the pilot script. But that's me.....

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